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  • The Ascent of Man

    The Ascent of Man

    ★★★★★

    "One of the All-Time TV Series" --Antti Alanen

    "Not Merely the Finest TV Documentary Series Ever Made" --David Deutsch

  • Face

    Face

    ★★★★

    More NYFF prep: How could I not see Tsai Ming-Liang's new film Your Face without seeing his 2009 film Face? I was expecting Face to be a sort of stunt film - Tsai at the Louvre - but was pleased to see the personal touches I have come to expect from Tsai with a fine turn from his ever present muse Lee Kang-Sheng. Face appears on many Slow Cinema lists but I do not think the term slow applies here.…

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  • Sleeping Sickness

    Sleeping Sickness

    ★★★½

    Watched in preparation for Köhler’s In My Room at the NYFF. In My Room has been getting great buzz coming out of TIFF with Michael Sicinski and Mike D’Angelo putting it as their #1 of the fest. Dan Sallitt has listed it as his 4th favorite at TIFF. So it is surprising to see that Sleeping Sickness has such a seemingly mixed reputation; only Sallitt and Sicinski were championing at the the time. After all, both films were produced by…